Khineder Creations is a little shop in Emmaus with a big mission. Founder Khine Zaw hopes the handmade soaps, skin and hair-care products she sells will encourage more people to appreciate the benefits of chemical-free living and use organic and all-natural products.
But that’s only half the story. Zaw—a Burmese immigrant who worked as a humanitarian worker and researcher before coming to the U.S. five years ago—gives hope to local survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking by providing them with job opportunities: training them how to make beauty products and then selling their handiwork in her store. “It is one of the company’s main purposes to make quality products that reflect the pride and joy of the moms and survivors,” she says.
Khineder’s formulations are based on traditional Burmese cooking recipes to heal skin. Customers feel the difference when using the healthier ingredients, and their glowing reviews reflect their healthy glowing complexions.